Bono Slams Critics Over Wealth

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U2 frontman Bono has denied being hypocritical by flaunting his wealth while still preaching the need for greater aid for the world's poor. The singer, renowned for his humanitarian work in Africa to promote awareness of AIDS and poverty, insists he would be "crucified" if he ever handed over his own millions. He says, "There is a sort of a Catholic guilt that comes with making a few bob. "Was it Russell Simmons, the godfather of hip-hop who said, 'You can't help the poor if you are one'? "I tell you what would be more insufferable - can you imagine if I publicly gave all my money away? They would just hang me from the gallows. They would just say, 'Get on the f**king donkey and this way to crucifixion.'"


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Bono is Bono is Bono is Bono, there is no other like him, and no other who has done more to raise awareness of Africa's problems or fight poverty. It is that very rock star life and wealth that gives him the power to use it to help others. Also, he has led the way for other entertainers to help save the world, and what happens? The other entertainers get critized, too. You just can't please sleaze...
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Bono does a lot to help those who need it. But to say that he would be crucified for giving away his own millions is silly. I'm a U2 fan and not into being critical of anyone who steps up to the task of doing and not just mouthing off. Bono should do what Hillary Swank did when she heard about a natural disaster, she reached in her pocket and gave the fund a million dollars with nothing else said!! If poor people can help other poor people, how hard is it for a very rich person to reach in their own pocket and do the same??? No one is asking him to give away (ALL) his hard won millons.
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